COURSE CODE: MMS 130

COURSE TITLE: Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

UNITS: MMS 101

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Lessons learned and best practices on the use of information and communication technologies in programs and projects by the international development assistance community.

COURSE GOAL:

At the end of the semester, the student should:
  • be able to keep abreast with emerging information and communication technology trends, protocols and procedures
  • appreciate their implications on development programs and projects
  • know best practice and lessons learned on ICT4D

COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Unit I - The What’s
    • Module 1 Definition of ICT4D
    • Module 2 Typology of ICT
    • Module 3 Development Applications of ICT4D
  • Unit II - The Why’s
    • Module 4 The Technological Perspective
    • Module 5 The Economic Perspective
    • Module 6 The Critical Perspective
    • Module 7 The Meta Evolutionary Perspective
  • Unit III - The Where’s
    • Module 8 The South Asian ICT4D Experience
    • Module 9 The Greater Mekong Subregion ICT4D Experience
    • Module 10 The Philippine Experience
    • Module 11 The Indonesian Experience
    • Module 12 The China Experience
  • Unit IV - The How’s
    • Module 13 Appropriate Use Policy
    • Module 14 Last Mile Linkages